No. 68 UNLV Stifles UC Irvine, 5-2

Shuhei Shibahara scored a straight-set win at the No. 4 position.

LAS VEGAS, Nev. --- The Anteaters fought back valiantly at No. 68 UNLV, but fell, 5-2, to finish up their rain-drenched weekend.

The Rebels scored an early doubles point after as Shuhei Shibahara and Jonathan Hammel couldn't corral the third and deciding match of doubles.

Hammel and Shibahara would each redeem themselves in singles, however, with wins. Shibahara dropped Charlie Alvarado in straight sets to close the gap to 2-1. UNLV would run off two more points to earn the win before Hammel could finish up his three-set win with the match finishing 5-2.

UCI (2-11, 0-1) got in one match on the weekend, and now returns home to host Utah on Wednesday, March 13th for a 10:00 a.m. match as part of a doubleheader with the women's squad.

UC Irvine vs UNLV
March 9, 2013 at Las Vegas, NV
(Fertitta Tennis Complex)

#68 UNLV 5, UC Irvine 2

Singles
1. Ace Matias (UNLV) def. Ryan Cheung (UCI) 6-2, 6-1
2. Tamas Batyi (UNLV) def. Tyler Pham (UCI) 4-6, 6-3, 6-2
3. Gilad Berman (UNLV) def. Jacob Jung (UCI) 6-4, 3-6, 6-2
4. Shuhei Shibahara (UCI) def. Charlie Alvarado (UNLV) 6-2, 7-5
5. Jonathan Hammel (UCI) def. Bernard Schoeman (UNLV) 6-3, 3-6, 6-3
6. Johannes Markel (UNLV) def. Jonathan Poon (UCI) 6-7, 6-0, 6-2

Doubles
1. Ace Matias/Bernard Schoeman (UNLV) def. Ryan Cheung/Jacob Jung (UCI) 8-4
2. Tamas Batyi/Johannes Markel (UNLV) def. Shuhei Shibahara/Jonathan Hammel (UCI) 8-5
3. Caryl Hernandez/Tyler Pham (UCI) def. Carlos Di Laura/Charlie Alvarado (UNLV) 8-4

Order of finish: Doubles (1,3,2); Singles (1,4,6,2,5,3)

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